Harpreet Dhillon Receives RCC Early Achievement Award

Monday, July 20, 2020

WNCG alumnus Harpreet S. Dhillon has received the 2020 IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee (RCC) Early Achievement Award for contributions to radio communications.

According to IEEE, the award “recognizes members of the IEEE Communications Society who have achieved early career visibility in the field through research and service to the RCC.” Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within 10 years of their nomination. The award is conferred once a year at the International Conference on Communication.

Dhillon received his Ph.D. from Texas Engineering in 2013 and was a member of WNCG as part of Professor Jeff Andrews’ lab. Prior to that, he received the B.Tech. degree in electronics and communication engineering from IIT Guwahati and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.

He joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2014, where he is currently an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. ’56 Faculty Fellow.

He is a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher and has coauthored five best paper award recipients including the 2014 IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize, the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Young Author Best Paper Award, and the 2016 IEEE Heinrich Hertz Award.

His research interests include communication theory, wireless networks, stochastic geometry, geolocation, and machine learning.